, August 13-17, 2018

Silk Road
Sunday, July 1, 2018-Friday, August 31, 2018
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR

Discover the wonders of silk this July & August at Lan Su, including talks, a silk worm display, and a display of silk art and textiles.

Art in the Garden
July 13, 2018 – September 30, 2018
The Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR

Join us for Art in the Garden, which features stunning art installations in the Garden throughout the summer!

Predator Plants
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 • 4:30pm(S)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 • 4:30pm(G)
Al’s Garden Center, Sherwood, Gresham, OR

Feed me, Seymore! We have long been fascinated by the juxtaposition of a meat-eating plant. How strange that something so lovely and seemingly harmless could snatch a fly or capture spiders in their own sticky trap. In this workshop, we will talk about all the different crazy types of carnivorous plants and create a lovely terrarium with carnivorous plant to take home. Just be careful not to cut yourself and give them the taste for human. Cost: $40, includes supplies, plants, expert instruction, local wine, and a light meal.

Summer Sippin' Lecture Series: Cider
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 • 7:00pm-8:30pm
(Doors open at 6:00pm for refreshments & strolling.)
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Deron Davenport, Production Manager/ Cider Shaman at the Portland Cider Company joins us to talk cider. He’ll give us some background on the history of cider in America, then talk about the apple varieties grown today and how those varieties influence cider styles. We’ll learn the basics of cider making and the difference between traditional and Northwest cider styles. And then Deron will take us on a guided tasting through different cider styles and the science behind the drinking experience.

Portland Cider Company was founded by Jeff Parrish, an Oregon native, and his wife Lynda, an expatriate from the Somerset region of England (the Mecca of cider) in 2013. Deron is now the Head Cider Maker and has been instrumental in the cidery’s innovative cider making reputation.

$15 admission. ($40 for the whole series) Advance registration required. To register go to (click on "learn") or call 503-823-1671. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236.

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